Word Problem

Akiak used huskies to pull his dog-sled.  Akiak left his village with 7 dogs  pulling his sled.  Along the way, Akiak met his friend Siku.  Siku had caught so many fish that day that his team of dogs couldn't pull the sled, so Akiak lent his friend no dogs .

How many dogs did Akiak have left to pull his sled?

Hint:  If it helps, draw the huskies in the space below and cross out the ones that Akiak lent to Siku.

Write the math equation: ______________________

How many dogs did Akiak have left?  _______

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